Google announces digital-only I/O 2021 developer conference will begin on May 18

Google has introduced that it’ll host its annual I/O developer convention, or I/O, from Could 18 to Could 20. Google’s I/O developer occasion, which is often a big in-person convention that takes place yearly within the month of Could, might be held this 12 months as an online-only present because of the world pandemic. Final 12 months, Google had cancelled the convention because of the rise within the variety of Covid-19 instances within the US.

The official web site for I/O 2021 is already dwell, the place registrations may be accomplished. The annual I/O developer convention might be free and open to all builders. Google says the complete schedule might be launched later this month.

The Mountainview, California-based software program powerhouse usually makes use of the primary day of the convention to host a keynote for builders and media. That’s the place it releases a brand new model of the Android cellular working system and updates to its core providers like Gmail and Google Assistant. Google can also be recognized for releasing new {hardware} merchandise at its annual I/O. Again in 2019, it introduced the Pixel 3a and Nest Hub Max good show through the developer present.

This 12 months, Google will use its I/O 2021 convention to announce Android 12, a serious software program replace to its Android cellular working system. Final 12 months, it rolled out Android 11. We will additionally count on to see the launch of Pixel 5a on the identical developer convention. The mid-range Pixel 5a will succeed the Pixel 4a, a $399 telephone that challenged Apple’s iPhone SE final 12 months.

Google’s I/O 2021 isn’t the one developer convention that might be held just about this 12 months because of the rising instances of Covid-19. Apple may also maintain its annual Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC) in a brand new digital format. This 12 months’s WWDC will happen from June 7-June 11. In the meantime, Microsoft’s Construct 2021 will kick off on Could 25.

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